Word Summary
mathoq: to become or be sweet or pleasant
Original Word: מָתַק
Transliteration: mathoq
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-thak')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to become or be sweet or pleasant
Meaning: to become or be sweet or pleasant
Strong's Concordance
be made, take sweet

A primitive root; to suck, by implication, to relish, or (intransitively) be sweet -- be (made, X take) sweet.


H4985. mathoq

מָתֹקverb become or be sweet, pleasant (Late Hebrew מתק‎, especially Pi`el; Assyrian [matâ‡u] be sweet, in derivatives; Ethiopic sweet; Aramaic suck (with pleasure), מְתַקid., be sweet; Arabic ( before ) see smack the lips (with pleasure), sweetness); —

Qal Perfect3masculine singular suffix מְתָקוֺJob 24:20; 3plural מָֽתְקוּ21:33; Imperfect3masculine plural יִמְתָּ֑קוּProverbs 9:17, וַיִמְתְּקוּExodus 15:25; —

1 literally become sweet, of water (opposed to מָרִים‎) Exodus 15:25 (J); are (i.e. taste) sweet, יִמ גְּנוּבִים ׳מַיִםProverbs 9:17 (figurative of delights of illicit pleasure).

2 = be pleasant, לוֺ מָֽתְקוּJob 21:33 sweet (pleasant) to him are the clods of the valley (said of one resting in the grave).

3 suck (Aramaic sense, compare Syriac above) רִמָּה מְתָקוֺJob 24:20 the worm doth suck him, feast on him (on verb masculine compare Ges§ 145. 7Synt. § 345 a DaSynt. § 113 (b)), Di De Buhl (compare Kau Da; also SS who render 'angenehm finden'), but this sense in Hebrew dubious; text perhaps corrupt (compare conjectures by Bu Du).

Hiph`il Imperfect3feminine singular רָעָה בְּפִיו תַּמְתִּיק אִםJob 20:12 if evil gives a sweet taste in his mouth (declarative Hiph`il); 1 plural סוֺד נַמְתִּיק יַחְדָּו אֲשֶׁרPsalm 55:15 we who used to make sweet (our) intimacy.